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What is this site about?

In your country, city or your village, there are some musicians who play folk music of their area. Maybe they are famous or maybe they are not! Let's introduce them to the world. We are not looking for folk-pop, folk-jazz or folk-rock. We are looking for pure folk and classical traditional of each region. You can send their songs here and give us information about their music and their works. It can be an old farmer or a dedicated musician. Currently its hard to find information about folk / traditional music of all countries in one place. We want to achieve this goal with your help.

This project is focused on original folk and traditional music of the different countries, nations and ethnic groups of the world. Definition of “folk” and “traditional” music in different cultures changes, and generally it's hard to give a universal definition.

Although folk music usually refers to orally transmitted music or music with unknown composers, but it can include the traditional classical music of countries as well which theoretically differs from folk music, like Indian traditional classical music vs. Indian folk music. But it doesn't include Western (European) Classical music.

These music are accepted here: indigenous music, aboriginal music, ethnic music, regional music, rural music, root music, traditional ritual music, arranged folk music, recreated folk music,...

These music are not accepted in this project: folk-pop, folk-rock, folk-jazz (any kind of folk fusion that employs some folk elements like an instrument, a melody or a rhythm in another genre or style), world music (folk music arranged for Western ears with commercial interests, usually published by Western labels; although some “world music” are original and accepted), fusion of different original folks (like Arabic oud with Indian sitar or Spanish flamenco with West African rhythms), modernized and contemporized versions of folk tunes with new sounds, especially electronic sounds.

Latest Songs

Listen to Korobeiniki
Song Name: Korobeiniki
Artist Name: The Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Chorus
Country: Russia
 The Pyatnitsky Russian Folk Chorus

Listen to Antonio Maria
Song Name: Antonio Maria
Artist Name: Claudionor Germano
Country: Brazil
Claudionor Germano

Listen to Oh, Zimushka
Song Name: Oh, Zimushka
Artist Name: Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble
Country: Korea
Pochonbo Electronic Ensemble

Listen to Take off
Song Name: Take off
Artist Name: Aron's Souly Folk, uufwind!
Country: Switzerland
Aron's Souly Folk, uufwind!

Listen to Beri Kaci
Song Name: Beri Kaci
Artist Name: Dedas Levana (Levan Asabashvili)
Country: Georgia
Dedas Levana (Levan Asabashvili)

Listen to Khan Amiri
Song Name: Khan Amiri
Artist Name: Darwish Amir Hayati
Country: Iran
Darwish Amir Hayati

Listen to Şah-ı Merdan
Song Name: Şah-ı Merdan
Artist Name: Mehmet Mustafa Dede
Country: Turkey
Mehmet Mustafa Dede

Listen to Divane Aşık Gibi
Song Name: Divane Aşık Gibi
Artist Name: Maçkalı Hasan Tunç, Cemile Cevher Çicek
Country: Turkey
Maçkalı Hasan Tunç, Cemile Cevher Çicek

Listen to Easy Rider
Song Name: Easy Rider
Artist Name: Lead Belly
Country: United States of America
Lead Belly

Listen to Death Letter
Song Name: Death Letter
Artist Name: Johnny Farmer
Country: United States of America
Johnny Farmer

Listen to Nobody Knows You When You
Song Name: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Artist Name: Scrapper Blackwell
Country: United States of America
Scrapper Blackwell

Listen to Salty Dog Blues
Song Name: Salty Dog Blues
Artist Name: Mississippi John Hurt
Country: United States of America
Mississippi John Hurt

Listen to Good Morning
Song Name: Good Morning
Artist Name: Vintani Nafassi
Country: Mozambique
Vintani Nafassi

Listen to Witkowskich na Bilmana
Song Name: Witkowskich na Bilmana
Artist Name: Tęgie Chłopy
Country: Poland
Tęgie Chłopy

Listen to Meadow Mazurka
Song Name: Meadow Mazurka
Artist Name: Janusz Prusinowski Trio
Country: Poland
Janusz Prusinowski Trio

Listen to amulem
Song Name: amulem
Artist Name: Association Folilche Aflallai
Country: Chile
Association Folilche Aflallai

Listen to gne mapum
Song Name: gne mapum
Artist Name: Sofia Painequeo
Country: Chile
Sofia Painequeo

Listen to And knock, knock the door
Song Name: And knock, knock the door
Artist Name: CAI UGET Choir
Country: Italy

Listen to King Gilardin
Song Name: King Gilardin
Artist Name: La ciapa rusa
Country: Italy
La ciapa rusa

Listen to Cumbia Bogotana
Song Name: Cumbia Bogotana
Artist Name: Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto
Country: Colombia
Anibal Velasquez Y Su Conjunto

Listen to Komssou
Song Name: Komssou
Artist Name: Setona
Country: Sudan

Listen to Saansa Cisanse
Song Name: Saansa Cisanse
Artist Name: Chris Haambwiila
Country: Zambia
Chris Haambwiila

Listen to Ayrılık Hasreti
Song Name: Ayrılık Hasreti
Artist Name: Nesimi Çimen
Country: Turkey
Nesimi Çimen

Listen to Mare zavedi horo
Song Name: Mare zavedi horo
Artist Name: Francis Corpataux
Country: Bulgaria
Francis Corpataux

Listen to Watching the White Wheat
Song Name: Watching the White Wheat
Artist Name: Blanche Rowen, Mike Gulston
Country: Wales
Blanche Rowen, Mike Gulston

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